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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: WA Peaks Forum releases election call for services, 13th February 2013

February 13, 2013

The WA Peaks Forum is an independent group of non-government human services sector peak bodies who work together to identify common policy priorities, undertake strategic planning, create joint initiatives and advocate to government for the best interests of human services, services users and the wider WA community.

The WA Peaks Forum affirms that a strong, independent and diverse community sector is fundamental to the wellbeing and vibrancy of the Western Australian community.  The community service sector’s role in caring, supporting and advocating for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community has never been more important.

WA community services are trusted by and provide direct support to over 515,000 Western Australians every year. The WA Peaks Forum seeks to provide a united voice for the diverse range of community services to achieve better community outcomes and improve public transparency.

In the 2013 Western Australian Election, The WA Peaks Forum seeks a commitment from all parties to commit to work with the not-for-profit community services sector in accordance with the following principles. We call on all parties to sign up, to address these principles their policy platforms, and commit to how they plan to put them into practice.

Media Contact:
Irina Cattalini, CEO of WACOSS, 0422 422 438 or 08 9240 7222

Peak organisations committed to the statement:

Aged & Community Services WA
Community Housing Coalition of WA
Community Legal Centres Assn WA
Connect Groups WA
Council on the Ageing WA
Development Disability Council of WA
Financial Counsellors Association
Ethnic Communities Council of WA
Health Consumers' Council WA
Injury Control Council of WA
Linkwest
Mid West Community Services Network
National Disability Services WA  
Peel Community Development Group
Shelter WA
Volunteering WA
WA Association for Mental Health
WA Council of Social Service
WA Network of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies
WA Women’s Health Peak

Youth Affairs Council of WA

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Authorised by Irina Cattalini, 2 Delhi Street, West Perth, WA 6005